The superstructure part of the first football league continues over the penultimate fourth round over the weekend. However, only the matches of the elite group for the title and the opening final of the group for Europe between Mladá Boleslav and Bohemians 1905 will be played. All three Saturday duels of the rescue group were postponed indefinitely due to several cases of covid-19 in the Karviná team.
In the group for the title, it is clear about the first two places that the defenders of the trophy Slavia and Plzeň will take. The third Sparta already has the certainty to participate in the cups and the fourth Liberec can also get it after this round.
Slovan welcomes the champion Slavia and tries to knock out Wednesday’s 1: 2 defeat in the final of the home cup with Sparta. Liberec will gain the certainty of participation in the qualification of the European League, if it defeats a certain champion from Eden and Jablonec also loses in Sparta.
However, Slovan has not won over Slavia in the highest competition six times in a row, and he will also miss several key players. “After the cup there is a big disappointment. We feel that we were one step away from great success. But I firmly believe that we will get to Europe. We play at home with Slavia, with the toughest opponent – champion. But we wanted to be in six, we wished We will do our best, “said Liberec coach Pavel Hoftych.
“Despite the position we are in, we know what we are playing for and who we are playing for. This is crucial for us, we will definitely prepare 100%. The players who did not play so much in the season will probably get a chance. completely break the composition of the team, “said Slavia’s assistant coach Jaroslav Köstl, who, like head coach Jindřich Trpišovský, came to Eden from Liberec.
Jablonec did not win four consecutive rounds and dropped to fifth place, which means participation in the qualifying match for the European League with the group’s winner for Europe. After the last 0: 4 defeat in Slavia, the North Bohemians will try to pick up the second of Prague’s “S” Sparta, which won the winning trophy in the final of the cup after six years on Wednesday and is sure to start in the 3rd preliminary round of the European League.
The Letna team won nine of the last ten competitive matches. “Sparta has risen at the moment. Her winning streak shows that it has stabilized there. They won a trophy, it’s a euphoria, but it’s only played on Sunday and they’re pros. We can’t look at this. Unlike Slavia, there must be more commitment, less fear, “said Jablonec coach Petr Rada, who, like the Spartan coach Vaclav Kotal, led the opponent’s team.
Ostrava lost all three matches in the superstructure and has only a theoretical chance of fifth place. The last home match of the season with the second Pilsen will probably be a farewell to the forward Milan Baroš, who ended his career due to health problems. Baník has not defeated Victoria in the league for 20 consecutive matches.
In the group for Europe for the seventh to tenth team after the basic part, the first final will take place. Mladá Boleslav advanced to it via České Budějovice and the Bohemians in 1905 eliminated Slovácko. The “Kangaroos” have won eight of the last nine league matches, and more experience speaks for their Central Bohemian opponent, who last year dominated the group for Europe and subsequently won the cups.
“It’s 50 to 50. We have an extremely balanced match in which we will decide which team can punish an opponent’s mistake,” said Bohemians assistant coach Erich Brabec.
Due to anti-coronavirus measures, a maximum of 5,000 people, including all players, are still allowed to take part in matches, but stadiums can only be occupied by a quarter.